I saw an advert today for leggings to raise awareness of autism! The leggings were patterned with multi coloured jigsaw pieces. By wearing these leggings I am told by the advert I am raising awareness of autism. For the bargain price of $54.89 I can have the privilege of wearing to the gym something that my daughter would have loved when she was five.
Most the behaviour that autistic children are being punished for in mainstream schools isn’t them misbehaving at all, it is the outward showing of an inner turmoil caused by a buildup of stress induced by their environment and circumstance.
This video was made to try and raise understanding of what anxiety can feel like for an autistic child. It is based on the beginning of my post about anxiety in autistic children.
This little video is my way of trying to raise some awareness of Sensory Processing. It is inspired by this post.
April is widely known as Autism Awareness Month. All over social media we see well meaning people adding blue frames to their pictures with the words “light it up blue for autism”. Smiling and not smiling faces of autistic children are plastered all over my facebook newsfeed with well meaning parents showing the world their autistic children for “awareness”.
The school playground, especially if its a large school, can be a daunting and scary place for autistic children. There is a lot going on, a lot of noise, a lot of people and this can all be anxiety provoking and confusing.
Here are ten great ideas schools could try to help make playtime more bearable for autistic children and those with Sensory Processing Disorder.
I am doing a series of Sunday interviews with autistic adults because their voices and opinions are so important. Hopefully the interviews will raise some awareness and understanding, as well as give parents of children with autism some insight from the answers.
A flashback is a sudden, powerful re-experience of a past experience or part of a past experience. These experiences can be happy, sad or even painful or traumatic. A flashback is usually involuntary and often the person having the flashback re-lives the original experience, unable to distinguish it as a memory
This video is inspired by an older post of mine called Backwards Parenting. I have certainly had to take everything I previously knew about parenting and turn it on its head. I expect many of my readers will have too!
Try to see through my eyes and don’t get cross with me. Don’t think I’m difficult, stuck in my ways. See when I’m feeling overwhelmed or stressed.